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  • February 17, 2017

    Ill. Supreme Court Faults Unregistered Legal Rep

    The Illinois Supreme Court on Friday declined to rule on the broad question of whether corporations must have attorneys represent them in administrative hearings, instead deciding 4-3 on the narrow issue brought by Stone Street Partners LLC that the person who represented the Chicago company at a 1999 code violation hearing did not properly file paperwork to do so.

  • February 17, 2017

    Plaintiff's Lawyer Fights Reed Smith Atty's Sanctions Bid

    An employment attorney who allegedly said that a Reed Smith LLP partner was displaying "female energy" during a deposition pushed back against a bid to sanction him for his remarks, telling a California federal court Thursday there has been hostility throughout the underlying wage-and-hour suit from counsel on both sides. 

  • February 17, 2017

    Ex-NJ Atty, Dad Indicted For Roles In $13M Ponzi Scheme

    A former attorney and his father have been indicted on federal criminal charges in New Jersey for their roles in a Ponzi scheme that allegedly involved swindling more than 40 clients out of roughly $13 million over a three-year period, authorities announced on Friday.

  • February 17, 2017

    Bias Claims Against Judge In Infant Death Case Rejected

    The Massachusetts Appeals Court on Friday roundly rejected complaints that a judge was partial during a medical malpractice trial, leaving intact a jury’s defense verdict and sweeping aside bias allegations.

  • February 17, 2017

    Texas High Court To Hear $42M Atty-Client Fee Dispute

    The Texas Supreme Court on Friday granted a request from the owner of a water supply company, who argued a lower court ignored a jury's findings and wrongly granted a new trial to his two former lawyers in a contingency fee dispute lawsuit involving their right to a stake in his company.

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